Priscilla Presley: Lisa Marie's Pregnancy 'Exciting'

Priscilla Presley: Lisa Marie's Pregnancy 'Exciting'
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03/12/2008 AT 05:30 PM EDT

Priscilla Presley may be gearing up for the sixth season of Dancing With the Stars – but she's also excited about another milestone in her life: becoming a grandmother again.

"We are all excited about a little one," Presley, 62, tells Access Hollywood in an interview set to air beginning March 12. "All of our kids are grown up, so this is really exciting news for all of us."

(Lisa Marie Presley, 40, recently announced her pregnancy to PEOPLE.)

Presley also empathizes with her pregnant daughter's recent struggles with Britain's Daily Mail, which published photographs and articles suggesting Lisa Marie has an "unhealthy appetite" and "has gained weight like her father Elvis." Presley has subsequently sued the paper.

"I think it's cruel what's happening today with people and with celebrities," Priscilla tells Access Hollywood. "You want to be a perfectionist and do the best you possibly can and you have parasites out there trying to bring you down and take you down. It's a very tough time for people in the limelight today."

Dancing With the Stars begins March 17 on ABC.

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